What We Love
- Direct beach access
- Two pools with entertainment provided by DJs or live musical acts
- Two see-and-be-seen lounges, both of which offer hand-crafted drinks and tapas-style bites
- Guestroom balconies feature dramatic Atlantic Ocean views
- Beautiful celeb-helmed restaurant with local seafood, fresh vegetables and raw bar; read our exclusive interview with Michelle Bernstein
What To Know
- Located in a quiet part of Miami Beach, but several top restaurants and nightclubs are only a five-minute walk away
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The much-hyped Thompson Miami Beach, from A-list designer Martin Brudnizki, is a unique combination of Art Deco skyscraper and 1950s glass-and-steel tower. The 380-room hotel is an avant-garde sanctuary with a soft, sandy beach in its backyard and Seagrape, a “Floridian brasserie” by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein. Small plates and main dishes at the restaurant include items such as crispy veal sweetbreads with smoky stewed cranberries, and whole Florida snapper with recado verde and potato puree. Artistic yet minimalist guestrooms and suites offer pillowtop beds on low-rise wooden platforms, pops of seafoam-green and tangerine, gourmet minibars, balconies with views of the Atlantic, and luxurious baths with rain showers and oversize robes. Lounges serve sophisticated cocktails, including the 1930s House, a throwback to a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Strut your way around the hotel’s two sexy pools, where DJs or live musical acts provide the entertainment and set the scene. Guests can also unwind in the spa (there are six outdoor cabanas) or with a treatment in the 1950s-style salon from the renowned Miami-based Junior & Hatter.
In the Area
Entertainment options in the immediate area are limited, but a number of casual eateries can be found just across the bridge, as well as Café Avanti, an Italian restaurant and wine bar. For a sizzling night out, the LIV nightclub is just a few blocks to the north, or you can hop in a cab and go to South Beach’s Story nightclub for some of the hottest celebrity performers. Directly across Biscayne Bay is the Wynwood Arts District, a unique Miami neighborhood overflowing with stunning galleries. About a mile to the south, visitors will find the Bass Museum of Art, and a few blocks past that is the New World Symphony, located at the end of the Lincoln Road Mall shopping center.
How to Get There
From the moment you leave your car with vallet, you realize this is going to be great!
Our check in was quick and very informative. Our room was a perfect ocean view. Very clean and modern. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast as well as drinks at the bar, service is extremely friendly. I mean every employee greets you with a smile. I like that!
I must tell you about our beach experience Khadeem helped me with our lounge chairs and towels and yes a delightful smile. I have to say Birthday weekend next year is guaranteed.
Thank you all for making our trip so memorable!
I booked this hotel as a pre and post cruise stay. It far outwayed my expectations and from the moment we entered the lobby the staff were so friendly and helpful. We especially want to mention the hotel porter David as he went above and beyond to make our post cruise so special.
Our first room had a fabulous balcony overlooking the beach which was also amazing as it went dark and Miami lit up. The rooms were spotless we had our own sun beds included in the resort fee. The outdoor seating area around the pool was great too.
We would have liked to stay longer so we will definitely return to this outstanding hotel.
The hotel is facing the ocean and behind the "boardwalk" pathway where joggers, walkers, beachgoers try to avoid the many illegal bicycle riders who ignore the rules. The beach is pleasant (but with noticeable seaweed) and they have free beach chairs (but it is $20/day to get an umbrella). Please note that people are stacked close to each other, so there is not a lot of privacy.
The hotel has 2 pools. One for adults and one for children. Mysteriously, children seem to go from one to the other as they feel entitled to. Plenty of space to seat. Sadly, no Jacuzzi.
Inside, the staff was VERY helpful and responsive. Our first room in one of the 3 towers was old, with a small bathroom, no balcony and city views. Our second room on the 5th floor had a balcony which gave some view over the ocean.
The hallway carpet had seen better days and the elevators were sometimes slow.
Our room was decent. 4 pillows per queen bed. Very nice comfy sheets. Sadly, not a lot of closet room. Bathroom had a nice large shower.
Overall, if you want to go to the beach (as opposed to luxury), this is a nice location/site.
Very nice stay, extreme value for the money, loved the experience! Definitely will stay again. Came for business and loved the fitness center, pool area, and the proximity to beach. Also on a great boardwalk for running! 5 stars.
Lovely breakfast at the Bird & Bone. High quality food. Lovely atmosphere. Love the outdoor seating. Marcelo was our server he was pleasant helpful and the service was excellent! We’ll definitely be back again!